Color Options from American Patchwork & Quilting December 2010
It Takes Two Color Options
Whimsical Windmills Quilt
Quilt tester Laura Boehnke gives this windmill-style quilt a colorful spin with playful fabrics from Kathy York’s Urban Landscapes collection for Clothworks (left). She replaced the ivory sashing with a bold turquoise print for more defined rows. By alternating blue and yellow for the block backgrounds, she visually connected the Louisiana and triangle-square blocks.
Dutchman’s Puzzle Block
A big-block design is perfect for showcasing novelty prints, such as the Calico Kitty collection from Timeless Treasures (right). To keep the quick-to-piece baby quilt from looking too busy, quilt tester Laura Boehnke paired the larger prints with small-scale florals and dots. As a nod to the original’s ample use of solid white, Laura used a light print for the background.